Disaster Preparedness Network- Nepal (DPNet-Nepal) is a national umbrella organization of national and international agencies, established in 1996 with an objective of coordination, collaboration, learning and sharing of the experiences and to avoid duplication in emergency response in the country.
On February 28, 2024, DPNet hosted a virtual discussion program in preparation for the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR), 2024, using the Zoom platform. This online gathering, chaired by DPNet Chair, Surya Bahadur Thapa, and with the contextual matter of APMCDRR Preparations set by Vice Chair Dr. Raju Thapa, drew participation from 40 attendees.
In a virtual event held on 19th February 2024 in support of UN FAO, the DPNet shared the aftermath and recovery efforts following the devastating Jajarkot earthquake. This online gathering, chaired by DPNet Chair, Surya Bahadur Thapa, and with the contextual stage set by Vice Chair Dr. Raju Thapa, drew participation from 64 attendees, highlighting the urgency and importance of post disaster review in the wake of recent Jajarkot earthquake.
On February 15, 2024, the World Social Forum was inaugurated in Nepal. The event last for five days from February 15 to 19 in Bhrikutimandap Kathmandu. In the present context where the global community is currently coping with a multifaceted crisis encompassing environmental issues, food insecurity, epidemics, natural disasters, poverty, inequality, discrimination, and intensifying violence and conflict worldwide.
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